Kanál SP na YouTube SP na Facebooku SP na Floowie

Čísla

Archiv čísel » 2018/1 - ERIS Journal - Winter 2018 »

Andreas Baldschun

The Work-Related Well-Being of Social Workers in Relationship-Based Settings: A Literature-Based Exploration of the Importance of Impaired Work-Related Well-Being on Case Outcomes


Medailon autora:

Andreas Baldschun is a licensed social worker and doctoral trainee at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. Having trained in social work and social pedagogy, he has worked within several contexts of child protection and adult social work in Germany and Finland. He also participated in the research project on social workers’ well-being. His research interests are the structure of social workers’ occupational well-being, the implementation of occupational well-being in social welfare organisations.

Abstrakt:

OBJECTIVES: This paper provides a deeper understanding of the importance of the social workers’ work-related well-being for successful case outcomes. THEORETICAL BASE: Recent studies on the work-related well-being of Finnish social workers discovered alarming numbers concerning the employees’ decreasing work-related well-being. The reasons for that are located in the nature of social work and, particularly, in the emotionally demanding worker-client relationship in relationship-based settings. METHODS: The concepts of burnout, occupational stress, compassion fatigue, counter-transference, traumatisation, secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma are analysed with regard to the source of distress and preventing factors. The findings are linked with the characteristics of relationship-based settings and are exemplarily applied to the Finnish case. OUTCOMES: Work-related well-being is essential for building and maintaining an efficient and constructive worker–client relationship and as an important element in helping service users to find sustainable solutions for their problem. Supervision, specialized training, organizational support, leadership style and emotional strength are discovered as the main factors for preventing impaired work-related well-being. The impaired work-related wellbeing resulting from deficits in the organizational structure and lack of resources, however, cannot be compensated by the discovered factors. SOCIAL WORK IMPLICATIONS: This study suggests the adoption of a multidimensional approach to work-related well-being that takes into account the complex structure of work-related well-being.

Klíčová slova:

child protection, mental distress, relationship-based practice, social work, work-related well-being




Podobné články

Akademické články Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence: How to Prevent the Risk of Secondary Victimization
Akademické články Social Work Practice of Hospital Social Workers under the Structural Adjustment Program in Greece: Social Workers Protecting the Right to Health Care within the Context of Neoliberalism
Akademické články Solving Relationship Issues Through Sociotherapy
Akademické články The Practice of Social Work in Health Care in the Czech Republic: How to Identify Understanding the Practice of Social Work in Health Care through Research?
Akademické články Social Work Research and Practice - Towards a Productive Relationship


Nabídka nových knih

obalka
Zázrak tří květin
L.Zatloukal...
obalka
Dítě s autismem a...
A.Scarpa; A.Wells...
obalka
Pandořina skříňka
Lauren Slater
obalka
Můj hlas půjde s ...
Sidney Rosen
obalka
Jít vlastní cestou
Jeff Goins
obalka
Mindfulness pro ...
Gary Hennessey
obalka
Speciální sourozenci
David Havelka...

... kompletní nabídka

© 2014, časopis Sociální práce/Sociálna práca | počet návštěv: [CNW:Counter] | … vstup do administrace